Steve Jones, Photographer

SWJones Photo LLC

SWJones Photo LLC We are a photography company specializing in portraits, events, and architectural projects. We use the highest quality gear and photographic knowledge to maximize quality and artistic expression. We exist to serve the public through preserving precious memories. We help business people look their best and document some of the most important times…

Sheep

Plate 1. Eleven-year old Cameron Hunt of T-Highway moves “Rosco” into position in the show ring. Getting set up quickly is an integral part of 4H showmanship. Sheep by Joshua Heston Sheep have been domesticated since antiquity. A powerful symbolism surrounds these animals in a variety of cultures, most notably Judaic Hebrew culture in the…

Rabbits

Plate 1. Sicily Spencer of Kirbyville (left) and judge Lisa Jennings of Protem (right) inspect “Emily,” a 10-week-old New Zealand White. Jennings is current Missouri director of the Havana Rabbit Breeders Association. Rabbits by Joshua Heston “Oh, look at the cute bunny!” For a large number of folks, the history, culture and science of rabbits…

Goats

Goats

Plate 1. “Silas,” a six-month Nubian / Boer cross, is shown by 16-year old Braden LeMasters of Reeds Spring. “Silas has good loin width, his front chest muscle fits in the palm well, he has a flat straight face and his ears ‘finish’ his face in the way they wrap,” notes LeMasters. “Silas” is walked…

Grapes

Vineyards

Vineyards by Joshua Heston Prior to 1920, acres of wine grapes were growing well across the Ozarks, their cultivation helped along by the knowledge of an extensive European immigration. It was a beautiful, sustainable crop. Prohibition changed all that. Honorable vineyard owners went out of business. Bootlegging flourished. By 1950, it was the moonshine of…

radishes

Radishes

Brassicaceae Raphanus sativus. Radishes by Joshua Heston and Dale Grubaugh. Old-time radishes. History suggests radishes have been growing in European gardens since before the Roman Empire. And that means radishes have been growing in American gardens since colonization. A member of the Brassica family (along with cabbage and kale), the simple radish comes in a…